Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Why arent we mad at the mistresses? By Roland C. Warren

I have wondered the very same thing, MANY times over the years... well-written article!

I have also thought the same thing for those women who go after priests. Why? Because I have no respect for either sex who breaks their vows, regardless of the vocation they are in, marriage or Holy Orders. Today, many think nothing of it, excuse it, justify it.

Why aren’t we mad at the mistresses?

By Roland C. Warren, Published: July 8

On May 3, 1980, a hit-and-run driver killed Candy Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter, Cari. Candy was devastated. But she was also mad — not only about the senseless death of her daughter but also because of the lenient sentences given to repeat DWI offenders.

Lightner decided to make the tragedy of Cari’s death something positive for herself and for other families. She turned her outrage into action and organized Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Recently, as a litany of high-profile men have made headlines for cheating on their wives, I have been reflecting on the need for another Lightner-style, mother-led campaign.

Anthony Weiner is just the latest in a long line of famous men who have strayed: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards, Tiger Woods and Eliot Spitzer also have been publicly excoriated for their disgraceful behavior.

But the women with whom they cheated, who all knew they were getting involved with married men (all but one of whom were fathers), have not drawn similar criticism. In fact, the opposite is true: They have been celebrated.

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Why aren’t we mad at the mistresses? - The Washington Post


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